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1. a barrister or group of barristers engaged in conducting cases in court and advising on legal matters
2. Christianity any of the counsels of perfection or evangelical counsels, namely poverty, chastity, and obedience
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See also Guidance.
Courage (See BRAVERY.)Achitophel
sage adviser to David; subsequently to Absalom. [O.T.: II Samuel 16:23]
counselor; advised Priam to return Helen to Menelaus. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 23]
hill near the Acropolis used for Athenian council deliberations. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 46]
(1694–1773) wrote Letters to His Son to educate him in the ways of the world. [Br. Lit.: Magill III, 565]
god of councils and advice; agricultural god. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 65; Parrinder, 66]
wife, instructress, and advisor of emperor Numa. [Rom. Myth.: Jobes, 491; Avery, 426]
Hindu god acts as spiritual and military counselor to Arjuna and his family. [Hindu Lit.: Mahabharata]
adviser to the lovers. [Br. Lit.: Romeo and Juliet]
Odysseus’s adviser; entrusted with care and education of Telemachus. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
a sage old counselor to the Greeks in the Trojan War. [Gk. Myth.: Iliad]
gives Laertes rules of conduct. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Hamlet]
god of counsel and councils. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 67]
Way to Wealth, The
precepts for living according to God’s law and common sense. [O.T.: Proverbs]
maxims intended to inculcate virtue and frugality. [Am. Lit.: Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard’s Almanack in Benét, 803]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.